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Cannacurio #49 - New Jersey Licensing and Legalization Breakdown

Cannacurio #49 - New Jersey Licensing and Legalization Breakdown

As part of the 2020 election, New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize cannabis. Question 1’s passage was expected, and the short constitutional change left many details for the legislature to sort out. Nearly a year later, the legislature has made progress and regulators have issued final rules to expand the medical industry into an adult use one.

Cannacurio #48: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard September 2021

Cannacurio #48: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard September 2021

Dispensaries and retailers have continued to come online this year. We count 1,846 licenses issued through the end of August. Six states issued 100 or more licenses.

Cannacurio #47 – Software Stack Summer 2021

Cannacurio #47 – Software Stack Summer 2021

The number of companies in the cannabis software stack continued to grow during Covid. Learn the key findings and see which brands are big and where in the new Cannabis Software Stack Summer 2021 report.

Georgia Announces Winners of 6 Medical Marijuana Licenses

Georgia Announces Winners of 6 Medical Marijuana Licenses

Georgia finally announces the six winners of these vertically integrated licenses. Only two Multi-State Operators (MSOs) won while key companies lost out entirely. Lawsuits are expected to be filed.

Cannacurio #45: Manufacturing Licenses January - May 2021

Cannacurio #45: Manufacturing Licenses January - May 2021

Cannabis manufacturing licenses are important assets for companies because the products are often powerful brands. These brands, unlike license assets, can cross state lines and will undoubtedly help well-established companies thrive and build market share.

Cannacurio #44: Cultivation License Leaderboard January – May 2021

Cannacurio #44: Cultivation License Leaderboard January – May 2021

During the first five months of 2021, here's where the new cultivation licenses have been issued, what it means for the total number of licenses, and what might it translate into in terms of expanded canopy size.

Cannacurio #43: Where Will the Next Cannabis Licenses Be Issued?

Cannacurio #43: Where Will the Next Cannabis Licenses Be Issued?

While many focus on the big license producing states like California, Oklahoma, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon where over 83% of the nation’s licenses are issued, we miss out on other states that are quietly issuing licenses or are evaluating their programs. 

Cannacurio #42: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard February 2021

Cannacurio #42: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard February 2021

So far this year, 14 states have added a total of 276 new cannabis dispensaries/retailers. The largest contributor was not California nor Oklahoma - it was Arizona. Read on for more details.

Who Will Win Licenses in Georgia?

Who Will Win Licenses in Georgia?

Georgia’s Access to Medical Cannabis Commission will bestow only six cannabis business licenses. The state has received almost 70 applications already, but the applicant information is not public. We've deduced some of the likely applicants.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 32 with Robert Mohr and Haley Hayes of PeopleGuru

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 32 with Robert Mohr and Haley Hayes of PeopleGuru

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss speak with Robert Mohr, Cannabis Channel Manager, and Haley Hayes, Sales Executive, from PeopleGuru, a cloud-based and cannabis-friendly HR payroll, human capital management, and technology provider.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 31 with Lewis Koski of Metrc

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 31 with Lewis Koski of Metrc

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss speak with Lews Koski, Chief Operating Officer of Metrc, a leading seed-to-sale track-and-trace technology company for the cannabis and hemp industries.

Cannacurio: Cultivation Licenses 2018-2020

Cannacurio: Cultivation Licenses 2018-2020

After waiting for some late Oklahoma license renewals to settle, we wanted to show the growth in cultivation licenses over the last three years. As we shared throughout 2020, the license growth has primarily occurred in California and Oklahoma. They account for 70% of the active cultivation licenses in the US, up from 67% in 2019 and 51% in 2018.

Dispensary and Retailer Leaderboard Year-End 2020

Dispensary and Retailer Leaderboard Year-End 2020

Since starting the Cannacurio series last year, the leaderboard blog posts have garnered a significant amount of interest. We have been crunching and adjusting the numbers to show what happened in 2020 and focused on the total number of active licenses in effect because this view takes into account terminated and non-renewed licenses.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 30 with James Eichner and Ron Basak-Smith of Sana Packaging

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 30 with James Eichner and Ron Basak-Smith of Sana Packaging

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss new adult-use cannabis licenses from Arizona and Colorado license expiration data as well as hemp licenses North Carolina. We also speak with James Eichner and Ron Basak-Smith, co-founders of Sana Packaging, a sustainable cannabis and hemp packaging company.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 29 with Lisa Jordan of Canna Advisors

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 29 with Lisa Jordan of Canna Advisors

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss cannabis licenses from Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Colorado as well as 2020 trend data. We also speak with Lisa Jordan, VP of Marketing for Canna Advisors, a cannabis industry consulting company that helps cannabis entrepreneurs win licenses and grow their businesses.

New Programs and New Licenses in 2021

New Programs and New Licenses in 2021

A year ago, I started writing Cannacurio blog posts where I dug into the “data vault” and shared what I hoped were interesting insights about the data. Topics included new hemp programs, violations as well as the more straightforward license tracking.

Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

We last looked at cannabis cultivation licenses in early fall and today’s post is an update on new licenses issued as well as total licenses. In September California and Oklahoma have been responsible for over 89% of the new cultivation licenses.

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

Since our last update in late summer, dispensaries and retailers have continued to enter the marketplace adding 1,422 new licenses since January 1. Those licenses represent a 20% increase from the 6,927 at the beginning of the year.

Cannacurio: Cannabis Software Stack - Revisited (Nov. 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Cannabis Software Stack - Revisited (Nov. 2020 Update)

This summer we published our first Cannabis Software Stack Report. We juxtaposed state license counts against the 320 companies that connect to METRC and Leaf Data Services in WA.

Cannacurio: Nevada Industrial Hemp Overview

Cannacurio: Nevada Industrial Hemp Overview

The Nevada Department of Agriculture is the entity responsible for providing support to industrial hemp growers, seed producers and handlers. The Department defines these categories as follows: